Water has been detected in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system with a new technique that could help researchers to learn how many planets with water exist throughout the universe.
Imagine living on a planet with seasons so erratic you would hardly know whether to wear Bermuda shorts or a heavy overcoat.
After nearly a decade of development, construction and testing, the world’s most advanced instrument for directly imaging and analyzing planets around other stars is pointing skyward
Washington: Astronomers, who took precise measurements of the closest pair of failed stars to the Sun, have found that the system harbours a third, planetary-mass object.
An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star.
Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have created the first cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system
Using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, an international team of astronomers has imaged a giant planet around the bright star GJ 504.
There is only one planet we know of, so far, that is drenched with life. That planet is Earth
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found compelling evidence of a planet forming 7.5 billion miles away from its star
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will have two opportunities in the next few years to hunt for Earth-sized planets
NASA is preparing the TESS observatory (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) to follow-up on the successes of the planet-hunting Kepler observatory
These days, it’s not just finding an exoplanet. It’s how you find that Earth-like body.
The nearest potentially habitable, Earth-like planet may be a scant 13 light-years away
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii recently discovered (pdf) a "super-Jupiter" orbiting the star Kappa Andromedae
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